Richard (Dick) LeBlanc, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the age of 75, surrounded by his wife and family.
Born in Minto, NB, Dick was the son of the late Jaddus LeBlanc and the late Bella LeBlanc (nee: Pitre) formerly of Rogersville, NB.
Dick spent his early years in Saint John, graduated from St. Malachy’s in 1964, and began his 37-year career with the Bank of Montreal at age 19; he retired from the bank in 2000, and worked for several years as an independent mortgage broker for Invis.
Dick loved sports and was a big fan of the NY Yankees and the Montreal Canadiens. He played and was involved in many local sport organizations over the years including baseball, softball, tennis, curling and more recently pickleball. He also volunteered his time in helping to promote sports in the community. Over the years, Dick was involved in the Richelieu Club and the Knights of Columbus. With a strongly developed sense of humour Dick left all the people who knew him with happy memories.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Patricia (née St-Onge) and his two daughters: Michelle LeBlanc (Tony English) and Debbie LeBlanc (Ian Moores) both of Dieppe and granddaughter Siena Moores; four brothers: Eloi G. (Aurelia) LeBlanc of Guelph, Ontario, Jerry LeBlanc of Saint John, Louis (Sheila) LeBlanc of Saint John and Eric LeBlanc of Riverview and two sisters: Laurie Findlay of Vancouver, BC and Marie (Bob) Betts of Riverview, as well as several nephews and nieces.
Besides his parents, Dick was predeceased by two brothers Emile LeBlanc of Boston, Mass. and Maurice (Eileen) LeBlanc of Riverview, his sister Anna Dineen of Saint John and sister-in-law Patsy LeBlanc of Boston, Mass.
The immediate family wishes to thank the staff at the Moncton Hospital and the extended family members who provided support to Dick in his final days.
Masks are mandatory and social distancing must be respected.
Visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe (857-1901) on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 10-11am. A private funeral service will be held by invitation only.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Canada or to a charity of donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chartersville Funeral home, 363 Amirault St, Dieppe (857-1901).